Education

Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.

Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.

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Feb 23, 2024 | News Story

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The repor

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SUNY's plan to make drastic changes in the structure and operation of the public teaching hospital at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University would relegate this safety net hospital to a wing in Kings County Hospital Center.

Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

The NYC Labor Movement celebrated Tuesday night as Labor's candidate Tom Suozzi won a decisive victory, securing his return to Congress as the Representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District.

Feb 9, 2024 | News Story

SUNY's plan to make drastic changes in the structure and operation of the public teaching hospital at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University would relegate this safety net hospital to a wing in Kings County Hospital Center.

Feb 6, 2024 | News Story

The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game.

Feb 2, 2024 | News Story

At nine CUNY colleges, class sizes were increased, hiring freezes were enforced, adjuncts and other contingent faculty and staff were fired, some losing their health insurance, with just days to go before the start of the Spring semester. Thousands of students’ schedules were upended.

Jan 12, 2024 | News Story

Last spring, a majority of contract faculty at NYU called on then President Hamilton to meet and work out a fair process by which the NYU administration would recognize their union, Contract Faculty United-UAW, and start to bargain.

Jan 24

Wednesday, January 24, 10AM: What is a Recovery Ready Workplace (RRW)? In this forum, participants will be introduced to the Recovery Ready Workplace approach to preventing substance misuse and addiction and to supporting workers who are struggling.

Dec 26, 2023 | News Story

This year, the whole world watched as workers across New York City and across the country came together in an unprecedented wave of activism and solidarity.

Dec 15, 2023 | News Story

Postdoctoral researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, members of SPOC-UAW, are currently on an unfair labor practice strike in the process of reaching a fair contract.